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Undergraduate Students

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Each summer the Yale SURF Program brings a group of qualified undergraduates to Yale for eight weeks. The experience is meant to familiarize students with the kind of work they can expect to do in graduate school, provide them with insight into the many steps involved in building a career based on PhD level training, as well as foster a sense of confidence regarding their own abilities and potential.

The focus of the program is primarily on research and on the methods of professional research. Students in the natural sciences learn advanced laboratory methods and conduct PhD level research in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. Students in the humanities and social sciences work closely with mentors and have at their disposal the considerable archival resources found in the Yale University libraries.

Yale T32 Cancer Biology Training Program (CBTP)

The Yale Cancer Biology Training Program provides a unique cancer-focused training experience intended to spawn the next generation of cancer scientific leaders. Training covers the genetic and biological underpinnings of cancer, the pathway to development of new therapies based upon this knowledge, and the practical challenges in applying these new therapies in cancer clinics.

The goals of the program are to educate graduate students and postdoctoral trainees on practical clinical issues of oncology, and to prepare trainees to lead translational research on teams including basic scientists and clinicians.

For more information about the Yale Cancer Biology Training Program: David F. Stern, PhD